The role of outcome measures in assessing change in the at-risk rheumatoid foot.

Otter, S., Springett, K., Lucas, K., Moore, A., Horne, R., Davies, K. and Young, A. (2004) The role of outcome measures in assessing change in the at-risk rheumatoid foot. Journal of Tissue Viability, 14 (4). pp. 137-141.

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Abstract

In common with other outcome measures, those for the at-risk rheumatoid foot need to be sensitive, specific and patient focussed, although currently these combined features are not available within one measure. There is also the issue of cross-validation with other commonly used measures to be considered. Both government policy and clinical need predicate development of suitable measures for the rheumatoid foot. In the first part of this paper, general issues relating to outcome measures and some government policy are considered and in the second, outcome measures relating to the at-risk rheumatoid foot are introduced alongside a discussion on the implications for practitioners.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:outcome measures; at-risk foot;rheumatology; tissue viability
Departments, units and centres:Department of Practice and Policy > Centre for Behavioural Medicine
ID Code:2191
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Tissue Viability
Deposited By:Library Staff
Deposited On:17 Jun 2011 09:55
Last Modified:17 Jun 2011 09:55

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